Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It doesn't Matter Why I hate my job

I had this whole post written about how much I hate my job as a special education aide at this particular high school. It was full of explanations, complaints and whining about the kids, the woman who is the director of the special education department, and just a general all around gripe session. I even had a really good story about a teacher who defended me to the Spec. Ed. Boss one day because that teacher saw her treat me like spoiled yogurt.

But none of that really matters. Guess why?

Because this girl right here, the one writing this post, is now, officially, the new Alcatraz School Librarian! They hired me back. My former, to be again, boss said hiring me for the position was a "No brainer" and they didn't even bother to interview anyone else!

You have no idea how happy and relieved I am. None.

Since I took the job as the aide and left Alcatraz, I had a head ache almost every single day. I seriously thought I was growing a tumor. I dreaded getting up in the morning. I've taken 4 days off already. I hate it. But now, I'm happy, happy, happy!

I have so many ideas! I want to write a grant to buy sets of books to have a monthly book club. I want to train kids to go read to elementary schoolers. I want to have a book contest. I want to have a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration. I want to have a featured genre of the month. I want a bulletin board where kids can write a couple sentences about their favorite books to share with others. I'm trying to come up with "story time" if you will, for high schoolers...

My first "real" job (not paper carrier nor car hop count here) was at a library and I worked there for 7 years. It would be kinda cool if my work life came full circle and I was back to being a librarian.

I have no details about the job except I know my hours and my paid vacation days. I don't even know how much I make an hour and right now, I don't care- I know it's more than minimum wage, which is what I make right now as the "spec. ed. aide". I'll know more today.

I'm thrilled. Thank you.



Curley said...

Congrats! You go girl. I know you will be great. Good luck with the grants

Bragger said...

Maggie O, I am so so so so so so so happy for you! You deserve this and much much more. I was worried about you being in that job you hated. Nothing is worse than that, not even a toothache.

Congratulations! You rock!

Gulo said...


D-nice said...

That is sooo sooo very wonderful!!! Congrats. Hope the details are are what you want or need them to be!!

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sam said...

Maggie Mae,

Well!! Congratulations! The school will miss you when you're gone.


PS Did you apply for that other thing?

Maggie said...

Curly- thank you! I am so excited!

bragger- thank you! I think it really was worse than a tooth ache. it was the tooth ache that wouldn't go away...

Gulo- thanks! Ditto!

D-Nice- all is great! The money isn't as good as I hoped but it is making more than I do now. BUT I will work an extra 38 days a year so it will feel like a raise!

And did I mention the 7 weeks paid vacation a year?

Sarah and Lyndsay- thank you so much- what an honor!

sam/P- thank you! I'm excited! And, yes I sent in for that thing you told me about!

Mellodee said...

Isn't life funny?! You never know what is just around the next corner and sometimes it is something wonderful!! Congratulations!

Shan said...

I was screaming in my head and am now talking really high(also in my head) for you right now!! That is WONDERFUL news! I'm glad you got out of that depressing depreciating situation. You were meant for the books as they were meant for you. The same goes for those poor troubled kids at Alcatraz. You are such a natural with them and they really need your enthusiasm. Congrats be upon you! And also for that blog nomination. Wowee! :D

Leslie in Adams Morgan said...

Congratulations!!! I can see why they hired you back ... what a great bunch of ideas. Make sure you photograph the Dr. Seuss party and share on your blog.

Maggie said...

Mellodee- I know! you are so right! Thank you!

Shan- thanks all the way around. I think if I lived near you and drove to you house to tell you my news, we'd have out arms around each other screaming and jumping up and down! heehee!

I can't wait to be back with 'em. I miss them so much!

(And please vote for me on Saturday about the blog award thingy!)

Leslie- thank you!

And I sure will on the Seuss and any thing else I come up that we could do. I was thinking of doing a "featured Author" of the month to go along with genre- which could make for some interesting photos! heehee!